This contemporary powder horn has been painstakingly carved with beautiful detail in a British Colonial American style with a large British coat of arms above "DIEU ET MON DROIT" in a ribbon, meaning "God and my right" and the motto of the Monarch of Britain, a large compass above "NEW YORK" in a ribbon, and the rest of the horn is a vivid map of Colonial New York including the towns, soldiers, animals, Indians, and the Mohawk River. The horn measures approximately 16 1/4 inches long with a carved spout and flush-fitted wooden plug. "I POWDER WITH MY BROTHER BALL A HERO LIKE DO CONQUER ALL" is carved around the base. This same phrase is noted as being seen, albeit spelled in a few different ways, on examples of powder horns known to date between 1755-1759 as noted in "The Journal of American Folklore Vol. 2, No. 5 (Apr. - Jun., 1889)" on page 117. This is an attractive contemporary 18th Century style Colonial American hand carved powder horn that serves as a wonderful piece of American folk art.
Very fine as contemporary custom made with some areas of light cracking, a few handling marks, and attractive crisp carvings.
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